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RPG Education

Sign up for our self-paced online training, or register for our intensive on-site or online workshops.

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RPG Therapy

"Role-playing games build character".

Learn more about our wonderfully effective RPG Therapy modalities for individuals and groups from 2 years old through senior adults, from general populations to special needs, from individuals to couples and families. Our programs are multidisciplinary, drawing from Music and Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFG), Cognitive Neuropsychology, and neurosciences. We take a whole-person wellness-based bio-psycho-emotional-social approach with all our clients.

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RPG Workshops & Retreats

Role-Playing Game training workshops and retreats for professionals

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RPG Publishing

Role-Playing Game publications geared for professionals: collected works, workbooks, study guides, instructor manuals, journals, and more.

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RPG Parties

Adventure awaits! Experience tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid role-playing game parties, or our facilitated drum circles and open music jam party events.

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RPG MOBILE

Mobile facilities to bring our services right to your doorstep, or for rural and remote locations, retreats, and other purposes.

Our fleet of mobile facilities are available!

RPG.LLC, "Role-playing Games Build Character".

"We improve lives through cooperative music, recreation therapy, role-playing games, experiential, and exploratory interactive adventure modalities."

Extensive Experience, Proven Methodologies, Effective Intervention Modalities, and Measurable Results

RPG Therapeutics's Founder and President, Hawke Robinson, is known by professional peers, introduced at professional conferences and fan conventions, as "the grandfather of therapeutic gaming. He has been tracking and involved in the therapeutic and educational application of role-playing games longer than anyone else.” -- Adam Johns, Game to Grow, Executive Director, Lead Facilitator, 2018.

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AN A+ BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED BUSINESS

RPG Therapeutics LLC / RPG.LLC is an A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited business, and 

VERIFIED BY PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Psychology Today Verified Professional Service Provider

 

RPG Therapeutics LLC is a Psychology Today Verified Professional Services Provider:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/378780


  • Improving functioning and quality of life for all ages through research and evidence-in-practice supported  holistic bio-psycho-social  therapeutic recreation cooperative music and role-playing game programs.

  • Using Role-Playing Games since 1977.

  • Researching the effects of RPGs since 1983.

  • Using RPGs for educational settings and goals since 1985.

  • Using RPGs with at-risk, high-risk, and incarcerated populations since 1989

  • Using RPGs for social and cognitive development, and therapeutic programs since 2004.

We provide solutions for individuals, couples, family, groups, and organizations meeting the needs a wide range of populations by applying relevant research and evidence-based approaches to assess, design, develop, & implement programs utilizing forms of adaptive cooperative music and role-playing gaming (tabletop, live-action, and electronic) as therapeutic and educational intervention modalities applying Recreational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation methodologies, multidisciplinary biopssocial approach draws from proven psychology, play therapy, practical skills development, experiential techniques, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mindfulness, social, information technology, computer sciences, neurosciences, and other applicable disciplines.

Our programs address:

  • Behavioral issues

  • Cognitive and other functioning

  • Empathy

  • Mood

  • Quality of life

  • Resilience

  • Self-efficacy and real self-esteem

  • Social skills


Our programs benefit a great many people from a wide range of populations from ages 2 years old through senior adults, and everyone in between. Some of the most notable areas getting significant attention from researchers, professionals, and the media is the efficacy of our programs to help:

  • At-risk and high-risk populations

  • Autism spectrum

  • Behavior self-regulation issues

  • Brain injuries recovery

  • Practical daily functioning

  • Social skills development

 

FAQ: How do Role-Playing Games Help "Improve Lives"?

This is exactly the question we have been working toward answering for decades through research and evidence-in-practice. This is a complex topic, and for more thorough information you will need to dive into the world's largest research archives on the topic that we offer freely and openly to the public. We point you to a few pages to get started with overviews that may help you.

General explanation on the Benefits of Role-Playing Games for Education and Therapy:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237074784_Role-playing_Games_Used_as_Educational_and_Therapeutic_Tools_for_Youth_and_Adults

For Autism Spectrum and others:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-role-playing-games-help-neurodiverse-autism-hawke-robinson/

Use for Brain Injury recovery:
https://www.academia.edu/4363040/Traumatic_Brain_Injury_interventions_using_role_playing_games

The above should give you a good starting place. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Our Staff

Company team

Hawke Robinson, President

Founder and chief visionary, Known as "The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming". A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist with an aggregate of more than 40 years multidisciplinary experience in education, music and recreational therapy, research psychology, play therapy,  nursing, role-playing games, compassion focused therapy, cognitive neuropsychology, and computer sciences. Learn More

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John Welker

A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, more than a decade in nursing as LPN, and a US Army Veteran with more than twenty years in service. Over 40 years of role-playing game experience. Learn More.

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Danielle Whitworth

A Washington State Department of Health Registered Recreational Therapist also with a background in Sports Medicine. Danielle is a Level 3 Professional Game Master and Therapeutic Game Master trainee. Learn More

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Brian Huseland

Grade school teacher with a penchant for history, Secretary of the Ea Tolkien Society, Brian is our Tolkien-based Role-Playing Game Specialist. Learn More

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David Griffith

Professional Role-playing Game Master (Level 1) and therapeutic GM trainee. Learn More.

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Daniel Ivey

Role-playing Game Master Level I and Therapeutic Game Master trainee. Learn More

Training Services

The world's most comprehensive and highest quality training for RPG professionals.

Therapeutic Services

Proven programs based on real research and evidence-in-practice, and backed by over 40 years of experience.

Looking for free community-based Role-Playing Game Sessions or volunteer-based Professional Game Master RPG training?

See our sister company, the 501(c)3 non-profit research & human services charitable organization RPG Research for free online role-playing games and training open to the public!

Sign Up For Free Role-Playing Game Sessions  Through the non-profit RPG Research

Want to Work at RPG.LLC? We're Hiring!

Want to work for the industry's leading and most innovative company in the field?

Check out our list of Employment Opportunities today!

We offer both in-person and remote work opportunities for exceptionally trained and experienced candidates.

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